Death of James Hood

November 10, 1942 - January 17, 2013
Gadsden, Alabama | Age 70

Student who defied segregation at U. of Ala. dies
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BOB JOHNSON, The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — One of the first black students who enrolled at the University of Alabama a half century ago in defiance of racial segregation has died. James Hood of Gadsden was 70.

Officials at Adams-Buggs Funeral Home in Gadsden said they are handling arrangements for Hood, who died Thursday.

Then-Alabama Gov. George Wallace made his infamous "stand in the schoolhouse door" in a failed effort to prevent Hood and Vivian Malone from...

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